South Carolina Department of Education

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South Carolina Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Mick Zais
FY 2013 Budget:$3.7 billion[1]
Year founded:1895
Website:Department Home Page
The South Carolina Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in South Carolina. The department was founded in 1895 and managed 1,152 K-12 schools and 725,838 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[2][3]



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See also
South Carolina Superintendent of Education
List of school districts in South Carolina
Public education in South Carolina
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the South Carolina Department of Education reads:[4]
The State Board of Education’s mission is to provide a leadership role in helping South Carolina set policy and direction to transform teaching and learning so that students are prepared with the necessary knowledge and skills, including innovation, to compete globally and live a productive life.[5]


The current Superintendent of Education is Mick Zais. The Chief Operating Officer is Scott English and the Chief Financial Officer is Len Richardson.[6]

Departmental divisions

The department has three divisions led by the following deputy superintendents:[6]

  • Division of Operations and Support: Kim Aydette
  • Division of Accountability: Nancy Bustee
  • Division of School Effectiveness: Charreka Childs

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education consists of 17 members appointed to four-year terms. One member is appointed by the Governor. The remaining members are appointed by legislators in the state's 16 judicial districts. Board members are responsible for developing annual budget requests, teacher certification requirements and textbook policies.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart details the organizational structure of the South Carolina Department of Education:[6]

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